Katie Prosser

Katie Prosser


My PhD is on the ethics of creating animals of extinct species, also known as “species revival” or “de-extinction.” I am interested in the supposed badness of animal extinction, and the extent to which, if at all, this generates a reason to create animals of extinct species. I am grateful to the Leverhulme Trust Extinction Studies Doctoral Training Programme for funding my project. 

Before coming to Leeds, I completed the BPhil Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a BA in Politics and Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. 

Research interests

  • Animal Ethics
  • Extinction Studies
  • Philosophy and Ethics of Climate Change


  • BPhil Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • BA Politics and Philosophy, University of Birmingham